Click! Learn! Make! – Part 5 Online Tutorials using Resin, Clay, Molds and Organics

In this post we will be highlighting the projects featured on page 16 of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue. This series will be your guide to learning from over 30 tutorials on using resin, clay, molds and organics. This is part 5 in our Click! Learn! Make! series of blog posts.

The Nunn Design Master Catalogue is designs to inspire our customers AND to educate them on how to do the various projects throughout the pages

Here is how we designed the catalogue pages with your interaction in mind:

  • Download the online digital Master Catalogue
  • Throughout the catalogue, click on an image that you would like to learn more about. The catalogue will link you to the Nunn Design website where you will learn more. Maybe the project won’t be an exact match, but the technique will be very much like what you are seeing.

Here are the links to the other Click! Learn! Make! blog posts within this series:

Here is a breakdown of all the projects that you will find on page 16 of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue. I hope you are ready to Click! Learn! Make!

Technique 1: Crystal Clay, Transfer Sheets, PearlEx Powders and Nunn Design Resin

What I love about this technique is that I can teach two people how to do this and each piece will come out totally different. For people making artisan jewelry, this is ideal. When building your jewelry brand, you want to be unique!

Diy Crow Jewelry
Handcrafted Pendant Tutorial – Using Crystal Clay, PearlEx Powders and Colorized Resin 

You might be interested in knowing how to create your own transfer sheet image. In this post, we tell you were to purchase the film and how to do it!

Having a Challenge Sizing Images to Fit Nunn Design Bezels? New Template + Tutorial!

Technique 2: Crystal Clay, Mica Flakes and Nunn Design Resin

Mica Flakes can be used with both Crystal Clay in the base of the Nunn Design Bezel Findings or over Colorized Nunn Design Resin. What I like about using Crystal Clay is that it speeds up the production process. This is ideal when teaching. I often pour my Nunn Design 2-Part Resin over uncured Crystal Clay, making this an easy under an hour project.

Bitsy Earrings with Crystal Clay, Gold Flakes and Nunn Design Resin – Tutorial! Buy & Try!

Technique 3: Organics, Crystal Clay and Nunn Design Resin

When working with organics on a colorized resin background, you need to let the resin set before adding the organics into the resin. If you don’t wait, the organics will sink to the bottom of the bezel. With this technique, you can embed the organics into the Crystal Clay and let set for only 90-120 minutes before you pour on a coat of Nunn Design Resin. Handy huh? The beauty is in the speed.

How to Use Crystal Clay, Organics and Nunn Design Resin

Technique 4: Embedding Seed Beads into Crystal Clay

This technique will have you scouring the market for small beads on the string! It doesn’t have to just be seed beads. Pearls work great too! It is a fun and quick way to create really interesting focal pieces that add color, texture and patterns.

How to Embed Seed Beads into Crystal Clay using ND Bezels

You might also be interested in these videos:

Technique 5: Crystal Clay with PearlEx Powders

This tutorial is to come in 2019, but it is really simple. Here is a basic outline to get you started.

  • Clean bezels with rubbing alcohol
  • Mix Crystal Clay-White
  • Place mixed Crystal Clay in the bezel until clay is flush to the bezel’s edge.
  • Use a wet-wipe to create a smooth finish to the Crystal Clay
  • Apply silver PearlEx Powder over clay
  • Let cure

Technique 6: Brass Stampings with Crystal Clay and Nunn Design Resin

This is another easy way to add design accents to your jewelry focal.

How to Create a Shadow Box Pendant Tutorial + Video

This video uses Brass Stampings with Crystal Clay and Gel du Soleil, a uv resin.

Create Faux Enamel using Crystal Clay and Resin

Technique 7: Crystal Clay, Gilding Flakes and Nunn Design Resin

This technique is very fast and fairly easy, yet provides such a rich look! Putting Nunn Design Resin over the tops is optional so I’ve provided a couple of different tutorials to learn from.

How to Use Crystal Clay, Gilding Flakes and Nunn Design Resin

Crystal Clay and Crackled Gilding Flake Rings, Earrings and Pendants

Crystal Clay, Crackled Gilding Flakes and Nunn Design Resin

Make These Earring Post Bar Earrings with Crystal Clay and Gilding Flakes-Tutorial! 

Make These Hammered Bitsy Rings with Crystal Clay and Gilding Flakes-Tutorial! 

You might also be interested in this video:

Technique 8: Collage Sheets with Nunn Design Resin

Creating keepsakes with photos and images is still visually interesting and a very popular technique.

Make Your Own Keepsake Pendants-Collage Sheets with Resin

Underwater Mermaid Necklace Tutorial by Stephanie Gard Buss

That covers page 16 of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue! I hope you will Click! Learn! Make!

How to Purchase Wholesale?

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Nunn Design primarily sells wholesale, but we do offer Retail Kits and Retail Buy & Try Programs for certain projects. For all other findings, please visit our Where to Buy Page for a listing of online stores that sell Nunn Design Findings retail.

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